Back in college and when I was in my early twenties, I distinctly remember making the cliche “lose weight” New Years Resolution. I also remember New Years Day rolling around and after too much debauchery the night before, I’d end up eating some big greasy lunch to help my hangover and proclaiming myself an idiot for already having botched the resolution. And I’d be done.
It’s funny how we evolve with time. Today, I never set a lose weight resolution and I would never be as rigid as to consider myself failing something after just a half a day.
For 2015, I’m looking at it as two-fold – goal-setting and simple resolutions that are life-long.
Some things I want to do in 2015 include:
Get over the little stuff. I aim to not let the insignificant bother me as much. Petty gossip, little failures and daily things that long term don’t matter. I’m trying hard to learn to let things roll off my back a little more and to look at the bigger picture.
Purge my life of negativity. I hope to continue to move away from negative influences. I did a pretty good job of this in 2014 and hope to continue it in 2015. I don’t have the time for it and it’s just not healthy.
Laugh more with my kids. I spend so much time running around cleaning and doing daily house activities when I’m with my kids that I think I sometimes miss out! I’m going to make a concerted effort to slow down and try and laugh and enjoy them a little more.
Set goals for the house. And use lists to help obtain those goals. On our drive home from vacation the other day, I made a long list of home improvements I’d like to make. Every room has something on the list. I don’t presume to change up every room in my house this year but laying it out on paper has helped me to prioritize and visualize the order in which I want everything done.
Be more positive. Along the lines of purging myself of negative people and moments, I want to just be positive! I truly think it wears off on others when you can be uplifting.
So what about you? Did you set a goal or New Years Resolution? What is it?